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Post by bucont » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:06 pm

mikej wrote:
bucont wrote:The trick here is the wood needs to be well dried before you start. Therefore a lumberyard wood will not cut it. It must be rough cut and then it must sit to dry further otherwise you will get warpage on the finished cut and that is not good at all.

I'll make an attempt on my bow and see how it goes. This will take months not weeks so please hold on. I'll keep posting to let every one know the progress.
would it work if it was kiln dried ?
kiln dried ... Yes
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Post by one shot scott » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:02 pm

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I shudder to think how he is typing those posts! :oops:
:shock: :shock:
Mike, you took me all wrong . . . I meant, you wouldn't be a very successful hunter if you were shooting blanks. :lol: :lol: :lol:



Sorry, i couldnt help myself. I had to do it just to see how it looked. :roll: :lol:
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Post by mikej » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:07 pm

one shot scott wrote:
sumner4991 wrote:
Grizzly Adam wrote: :shock: :shock:
Mike, you took me all wrong . . . I meant, you wouldn't be a very successful hunter if you were shooting blanks. :lol: :lol: :lol:



Sorry, i couldnt help myself. I had to do it just to see how it looked. :roll: :lol:
getting long isn't it :lol:
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Post by Grizzly Adam » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:57 pm

mikej wrote:
one shot scott wrote:
sumner4991 wrote: Mike, you took me all wrong . . . I meant, you wouldn't be a very successful hunter if you were shooting blanks. :lol: :lol: :lol:



Sorry, i couldnt help myself. I had to do it just to see how it looked. :roll: :lol:
getting long isn't it :lol:
You can tell that there are no seasons currently! :roll: :P :lol:
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Post by chadermaran » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:18 pm

I would be interested in a finished stock. Not to sound picky as i know it is next to impossible to find any wood stocks but a laminated thumbhole stock on my exocet would rock.

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Post by mikej » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:58 pm

Grizzly Adam wrote:
mikej wrote:
one shot scott wrote:


Sorry, i couldnt help myself. I had to do it just to see how it looked. :roll: :lol:
getting long isn't it :lol:
You can tell that there are no seasons currently! :roll: :P :lol:
it's going to be a long couple of months :lol: :lol:
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Post by bucont » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:06 pm

Update .... Still looking for a supplier for the wood. I have checked out a couple online and by the time it arrives at my door it is out of reach price wise.

Checked a couple of local guys out, needless to say I am still looking.
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Post by one shot scott » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:12 pm

Keep up the good work bucont! Im root'n for ya :lol: I cant carve or build anything out of wood. My perfered material is steel. Sadly that does not make for a very good stock. Needless to say, If you manage to produce some of these I would be in line for sure.
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Post by mikej » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:39 am

what type of wood are you looking for? where are you located?
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Post by DesertRat » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:23 am

Guys, there is a cheap and easy to work with solution. I made a stock for my Exocet years ago and it is holding up fine. I recently made a stock for my 223. The wood is baltic birch. You can buy it in different thicknesses. I I cut the shape out with a saw, gluem together and then shape it with an angle ggrinder witha sanding disc. Give it a good sanding to get rid of any bumps and ripples, and you are ready for staining and tung oil finish. because the Baltic birch is a laminate, it resists the tendancy to warp and the stuff is as tough as nail.

I will take some pics of my newest 223 stock as soon as the oil is dry.

Look into it, it is inexpensinve and fairly easy to do. I would think nice crossbow stock would be easy to do.

here is my current 223 stock and forstock. Both are being redone as we speak simply because I found a design that melts into your hand.

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Post by agingcrossbower » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:53 am

That's a great looking stock. Are you talking baltic birch plywood? Say two three quarter inch piieces glued together. Thanks Mike

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Post by DesertRat » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:00 pm

That is correct. It comes just like a piece of slightly nicer plywood. When glues together, shaped, sanded and stained, this is what it looks like. I will have to post my current project this afternoon but it is pretty slick looking.
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Post by bucont » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:06 pm

DesertRat wrote:Guys, there is a cheap and easy to work with solution. I made a stock for my Exocet years ago and it is holding up fine. I recently made a stock for my 223. The wood is baltic birch. You can buy it in different thicknesses. I I cut the shape out with a saw, gluem together and then shape it with an angle ggrinder witha sanding disc. Give it a good sanding to get rid of any bumps and ripples, and you are ready for staining and tung oil finish. because the Baltic birch is a laminate, it resists the tendancy to warp and the stuff is as tough as nail.

I will take some pics of my newest 223 stock as soon as the oil is dry.

Look into it, it is inexpensinve and fairly easy to do. I would think nice crossbow stock would be easy to do.

here is my current 223 stock and forstock. Both are being redone as we speak simply because I found a design that melts into your hand.
Now that is a great idea right there!
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Post by agingcrossbower » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:06 pm

Thats a great inexpensive way of getting a custom looking bow. Thanks for the tip. I will give it a try and if it looks like anything close to a stock I'll post it. Thanks Again. Mike

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Post by one shot scott » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:20 pm

Very nice looking stock DesertRat! You made it sound so simple but I dont think I could do that. Be sure to post some pics of the new design!
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